Welcome to the blog, sort of like a digital garden where dreams are planted and grow wild! My name is Quianna and my family calls me “Qui” like key! I’m a destination wedding photographer based in Scottsdale and the Bay Area.
I love adventures and creating memories even more than I love photographing them—and I LOVE taking photos! In addition to capturing weddings, family milestones, and the best memories I also offer business tools, motivation and inspiration to help creatives turn their passions into their profession. We only get this one life, why not live our days doing what we love?
I’ve been working on this business makeover for YEARS! Well, really only a couple months working closely with Sarah Ann Design to help bring these visions to life! I say years because I’ve been struggling with my business identity for over a decade.
I’ve struggled expressing my business presence because my personal life can sometimes be a walking contradiction. I love feeling feminine and enjoy a taste of luxury, but I’m also really laid back and prefer country back roads. One weekend you can find me shooting a high end, luxury wedding and the next weekend I’ll be curled up by a dusty bonfire wearing my cowboy boots! It’s like I have two very different lifestyles that clash and needed to blend.
As I began researching “brand ideas” my thoughts always drifted back to farms and barns. I kept finding myself thinking of the literal definition of a brand, not just a branding iron, but what that symbol means to families. A brand is your family name, what you stand for and a representation of honesty and hard work.
From there I started thinking about my own business name, what it stands for currently and what I hope it to be as I continue to grow. Soon I focused less on colors and fonts and more about a FEELING I wanted dream clients to experience while they came across my work online.
I had a difficult time trying to combine my professionalism with my down to earth, people over profits mindset. I couldn’t blend my creative heart with my business savvy brain. I craved to express an experience that feels refined, down to earth, luxury and relatable all at once!
As a wedding photographer it’s very cliche to feel a bit frilly with cursive fonts and neutral colors. Although I’ve always gravitated toward that style and think it’s stunning, it just wasn’t “ME”. I was FULL of ideas, but it was impossible to articulate my visions.
I met Sarah at a workshop years ago and we instantly became forever friends. We bonded over our Catholic faith, love for Magnolia and geek out on enneagram conversations! Not only is Sarah a sweet heart, but she’s incredibly talented and I knew she would be the answer to my prayers.
Selecting a brand and website designer can be so difficult, but working with Sarah was an easy choice. Not only does her work speak volumes, but she knows me on such a personal level that it felt easy expressing my thoughts and throwing ideas at her.
With so many different vibes and ideas for my business Sarah was able to articulate my best self selecting fonts, colors and copy that only enhanced and helped clarify my vision.
I wanted something radiant, yet refined.
Relatable, yet qualified.
Creative, but still very professional.
A touch of luxury, but not pretentious.
I can’t thank Sarah enough for combining all these feelings, wrapping them up in a bow and expressing my business so well!
Sarah went above and beyond to not only showcase my wildest dreams, but to polish my style and blow me away with her ideas and design.
Once we nailed down the colors, fonts and branding words, Sarah curated a bundle of website template – designed just for me! This experience was incredible because I knew that these weren’t just copy and paste templates, they were each custom designed with me in mind.
I wanted something interactive, fun and filled with resources to keep each viewer interested. Sarah completely nailed it! Everything about this new online home is user friendly, pretty and even better than I could have ever imagined!
Thank you Sarah for every little detail to help make this dream come to life! I’m so PROUD and excited to showcase this new makeover!!!